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MLS players present proposal in hopes of avoiding lockout

The Major League Soccer Players Association has proposed extending the current collective bargaining agreement with the league through the 2026 season. The proposal came Thursday as ...

Tennis star Naomi Osaka invests in NC Courage soccer club

Three-time Grand Slam singles champion Naomi Osaka has invested in the North Carolina Courage of the National Women's Soccer League, citing a desire to support women as role models and leaders. ...

FIFA unveils education program to combat player abuse

FIFA is unveiling a program to educate its member associations worldwide about how to properly handle player harassment and abuse. The program, announced Wednesday, is an extension t...

NWSL to hold Challenge Cup in April, start season in May

The National Women's Soccer League will hold the preseason Challenge Cup tournament in local markets starting April 9. The 10-team league, with Racing Louisville joining this season...

Thunder snap 3-game skid, edge Trail Blazers 125-122

PORTLAND Ore. (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 24 points, Mike Muscala added 23, and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped a three-game losing streak with a 125-122 victory over the Portland Trail Bl...

MLS to open season on April 3; title game set for Dec. 11

Major League Soccer will open the next season on April 3 and conclude with the MLS Cup title game on Dec. 11. Teams will be allowed to start preseason camps on Feb. 22. ...

Lillard leads rested Trail Blazers past Knicks 116-113

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 39 points, including six 3-pointers, and the rested Portland Trail Blazers jumped out early against the New York Knicks on the way to a 116-113 victory on Sund...

Lloyd rebounds from knee injury to play a full 90 for US

Far from deterred by a lengthy layoff after getting her left knee scoped, Carli Lloyd is back with a steadfast resolve as the United States pushes toward the Tokyo Olympics. Lloyd's ...

Lillard helps Blazers rally for a 112-106 win over Hawks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 36 points and the Portland Trail Blazers rebounded from a first-half deficit to beat the Atlanta Hawks 112-106 on Saturday night. Enes Ka...

Lindsey Horan back with US after recovering from COVID-19

Lindsey Horan says she felt miserable when she caught COVID-19 late last year but she's grateful it wasn't worse. The 26-year-old midfielder was set to accompany the U.S. national te...

Sabonis has 23 pts, 15 boards as Pacers down Blazers 111-87

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Domantas Sabonis had 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers past the Portland Trail Blazers 111-87 on Thursday night. Malcolm Brogdon added 25 po...

Portland's Nurkic fractures right wrist against Indiana

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic fractured his right wrist Thursday night during a game against the Indiana Pacers. Nurkic could be seen holding the ...

Fox, Rodman selected with the top picks in the NWSL draft

North Carolina defender-midfielder Emily Fox was the first player taken in the National Women's Soccer League draft Wednesday night, going to expansion team Racing Louisville. With ...

FIFA grants approval for Macario to play for US

Brazilian-born midfielder Catarina Macario received permission from FIFA on Wednesday to play for the U.S. national team. The governing body's approval means she could appear in a pa...

Rapinoe returns to US national team after nearly a year

It was quite a year for Megan Rapinoe. Her book came out, she hosted an HBO special and she got engaged to girlfriend Sue Bird. One thing was largely missing, however: soccer. ...